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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
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The story begins when book editor Susan Ryeland receives a manuscript for bestselling author Alan Conway. After working with Alan for years, Susan is intimately familiar with his classic detective character, Atticus Pünd. Alan’s novels are set in small English villages where everybody knows everybody. Atticus solves grisly mysteries in these sleepy, secret-harboring communities. The novels pay homage to the greats of crime fiction, including Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle.
In Alan’s latest story, Magpie Murders, Atticus investigates two related deaths in the small town of Saxby-on-Avon. Although Atticus is terminally ill, he travels to the town to unravel the mystery in a last act of detective work. Mary Blakiston, a local busybody and housekeeper of Pye Hall, dies in what seems like an accident. On the night of Mary’s funeral, someone burgles Pye Hall. Two weeks later, an unknown suspect murders wealthy local Magnus Pye. Atticus investigates each of the suspicious villagers, piecing together the events surrounding the two deaths. Magpie Murders ends just as Atticus is about to reveal the murderer’s identity.